|These smooth Tembo* creations will bring a contemporary african touch to your interior wherever you are.
These sculptures work as an individual piece or you can create a small or full family.
Care Instructions: soapstone is a porous stone. Your item could be stained by greasy or colorful things such as tomato sauce etc…
Tembo elephant – 3.5” Small
This beautiful Small Tembo* in Kenyan soapstone embodies the magic and mystery of Africa. Our contemporary Tembo will enliven any space and you will appreciate his smooth texture.
The product shown is the exact product to be purchased.
* Tembo means Elephant in Kiswahili.
Size (approx): 4.72” L x 2.36” W x 3.14” H / 12 cm x 6 cm x 8 cm
Weight (approx): 0.77 Pounds / 0,35 kg
Please, note handmade products will have slight variations, this is a natural occurrence in handcrafted goods.
|Kenyan soapstone is only found in the rural village of Tabaka in Western Kenya, close to the city of Kissi.It is a soft rock, about half chalk and marble and its colors may vary from cream, pink, yellow or dark grey. Kissi stone is easy to work, porous and it absorb colors and dyes. After carving, the stone is polished in water to have the silky aspect.
In the 1930s, Kenyans started to carve this stone into posts for carrying fat or to exchange for sisal.